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How much credibility should we give to a 16-year-old when considering her qualifications to lecture adults about science and an end-of-the-world scenario? Greta Thunberg has been dubbed by the media as a “climate change activist” and a teen “eco-warrior.” She was at the United Nations in New York on Monday to appear before diplomats and others at a “climate action summit.” Only the UN has less credibility than a teenager.



Nope, it's not obstreperously obnoxious Jim Acosta of CNN, who embodies the disingenuous sanctimony of Emma Lazarus utopianists. It's not former Washington Post reporter and illegal immigrant fraudster Jose Antonio Vargas, who represents the insatiable entitlement of amnesty mongers. It's not spittle-flecked Geraldo Rivera, who personifies ethnic identity narcissism.



In July, Adam Grant, organizational psychologist at Wharton Business School, tweeted: “Agendas aren't driven by problems. They're driven by solutions. Calling out what's wrong without proposing ways to make it right is complaining.” This week, complaining was the order of the day.



Camille Paglia is a professor of humanities and media studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has been a faculty member since 1984. Paglia describes herself as transgender, but unlike so many other transgender people, she is pro-capitalism and hostile to those who'd restrict free speech. She's a libertarian. As to modern ideas that include “gender-inclusive pronouns” such as zie, sie and zim, Paglia says it is lunacy. 



The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about a “woman’s right to choose.” It’s drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right, a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder. Look no further than the discovery of more than 2,200 dead babies in the Indiana garage of a recently deceased abortionist named Ulrich Klopfer.



The grotesque nature of abortion and the industry that profits from it is routinely hidden by the national press beneath a gauzy layer of rhetorical blather about a “woman’s right to choose.” It’s drummed into the public daily: Abortion is a precious civil right, a sacrament of feminism, never a death, let alone a murder. Look no further than the discovery of more than 2,200 dead babies in the Indiana garage of a recently deceased abortionist named Ulrich Klopfer.



They are all gone now; the men (and one woman) who were major influences in my early journalism career. The last two died within weeks of each other. They were Jack Perkins and Sander Vanocur, both veterans of NBC News where I started as a copyboy. My list of mentors is long. They were famous then, but most likely unknown to younger people today. Their signed pictures hang on my office wall, reminders of what real journalism looked like.



The liberal bias and double standards doesn’t get any bolder than this.Here is the headline from The Daily Caller: “NBC News Reporter Calls Out Barr For Praising Book On Due Process In College Sexual Assault Cases.” The story begins this way: 



There’s little daylight between the current Democrats running for the White House and Hollywood messaging. Consider the following topics: Justice Brett Kavanaugh? Impeach! The rich? Raise their taxes! Gun control? We need more! Trump? Impeach! (unless it hurts our chances in 2020)



In advance of the United Nations “Climate Action Summit” on September 23, leftists are actively practicing their faith. Man has despoiled the Earth, and now must…confess to the Earth? Confess your ecological sins to plants? Confess to NBC News?